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When we kicked off the 2020 session on January 8, I had the honor of raising my hand for the third time to be sworn in to serve as your State Representative for House District 75.
10 Years Ago
The Scott County Sports Hall of Fame is in its sixth year of having recognized former athletes and coaches who excelled in their sports with its induction of the 2020 class members.
Thanks to the Organizers

Thomas Eugene Brown

Thomas Eugene Brown was born November 22, 1957 in Forest, MS. He passed away January 3, 2020 at Merit Central in Jackson, MS at the age of 62.

A truck driver, by profession, Tommy was a lifelong resident of Mississippi. He was a Christian by testimony of his faith and served his country in the United States Air Force.

Jerry Tom McNeil

Jerry Tom McNeil, age 82, passed away with his family at his side, January 3, 2020 at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood, Mississippi. He was born November 11, 1937 to Isham Forest McNeil and Etta Waites McNeil of Bay Springs, Mississippi.

Nolen Sistrunk

Services for Mr. Nolen Sistrunk were held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Sebastopol Baptist Church. Burial was held in the Sebastopol City Cemetery. Rev. H.L. Rhodes and Rev. Jay Clark officiated.

Jackie Burnham Noel

Alice Jacqueline (Jackie) Burnham Noel died January 2, 2020 in New Orleans. She was born November 24, 1938 in Harperville, Scott County, Miss., the eighth and last child of John Raymond and Fannie Woods Burnham.

Mary Denese Sawyer Jones

Mary Denese Jones, born August 23, 1957 in Forest, MS to John Atley and Johnnie Mae Herron Sawyer, grew up in the Forest and Homewood communities. She attended Forest Municipal Schools for 11 years and graduated with honors from South Leake High School. On August 16, 1974 she married Wesley A. Jones from Walnut Grove.

Seth Drane Adams

Seth Drane Adams of Forest, Mississippi passed from this life to the next on Thursday, January 2, 2020. The son of Mary Belle Drane and Seth Thomas Adams, Drane was born on May 31, 1921, in the Weir community in Choctaw County, the eighth of nine siblings.

2019 in review

As we welcome the year 2020 today, we will reflect back on the eventful year of 2019. This past year saw Scott County get national exposure and attention in August for the HSI/ICE raids on three local chicken plants.

Vacuum Cleaner Heat


Is there one thing from childhood that stands out in your mind? The thing that’s still comforting, that makes you feel good just thinking about it? The thing that every now and then something, somewhere triggers a wave of fond memories of? For me that could very well be vacuum cleaner heat!



Mr. Douglas Linwood Nabors was born in Birmingham, Alabama, Monday, December 30, 1940. He passed... READ MORE